Exploring national and international links and cross-disciplinary activity

The cluster seeks to help staff to support each other to creatively interrogate and develop knowledge in art and design and to develop, promote and share distinctive, critically informed and relevant research activity. The cluster has a broad remit within which several themes aim to develop more specialist activity.

Current themes within the cluster:

  • Difficult objects: sites, materials, hybrids. Objects that cross borders (disciplinary, cultural, technological, political...)
  • International and local collaboration: creative co-learning, cultural exchange (developing methods and live projects)
  • Writing-actions: practice-writing, lens-based media, text, narrative, performativity, instructions, documentary fiction

The cluster aims to champion staff research as a driver in the University’s strategic mission to be ‘an influential, world-facing, creatively driven institution’ and ‘to promote distinctive, critically informed and relevant practice’. The cluster aims to work with cross University agendas (external engagement, exhibitions, e-learning, internationalisation and marketing) to develop the impact of staff research within and beyond the institution. The cluster also aims to facilitate the research framing of ongoing projects such as exhibitions, screenings, talks, live projects and exchanges.

Cluster leader: Dr. Sarah Taylor

Image: Binary Identities, Rosie Curtis / Steph Bryant,  2013

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